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The FIAT 6614 (M40A1) is a rank IV Italian light tank with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic".
Survivability and armour
The FIAT 6614 has almost no armour, like other vehicles in the Italian tree, and with that very low survivability. Anything that hits a side shot will knock out at least one crew member, while a frontal or rear shot will incapacitate a minimum of 3 crew, enough to take the player back to the hangar.
The average effective thickness changes depending on where the FIAT 6614 is shot from. At the front, it ranges from 15-20mm thick, although the front-facing window of the driver's hatch does only give 9mm of armour between a machine gun round and the driver. While a 7.62 mm round will only penetrate at close range, a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun round will only fail to penetrate that window at over a kilometre away. Considering the car's most valuable advantage is its ability to get to good positions fast, an incapacitated driver will ruin the FIAT 6614's chances in the match.
The side's obvious weak spots are the grills near the front that are only 5mm thick. Considering that the vehicle has a hexagon-shaped cross-section if sliced from left to right, the upper plate of the slanted side offers 9mm of protection after the grill and 10-12mm around and in front of the grill. The lower side plate gives a whole new world of armour with a minimum thickness of 10mm everywhere, which means at least the 7.62 mm machine guns can't penetrate the car through there. The doors have the same thickness as the rest of the sides.
On the back, there's one slanted plate that is 8mm at the top which increases to 14 at the bottom. Again, like the sides, the door doesn't have a different thickness
Also, the gun is very easy to disable as it has a maximum effective thickness of 88 mm, which all tanks at this BR will be able to penetrate and disable in one shot.
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The FIAT 6614's mobility is very good. The fastest speeds the FIAT 6614 can reach will depend on the terrain. On a track like the ones on Sinai, the FIAT 6614 can easily reach 60 or 70 km/h, and driving on an actual road or going downhill will let the FIAT 6614 reach the 80's or 90's; but on a grassy field, it may only reach up to 45km/h. Due to the FIAT 6614 being a wheeled car, going through sand, snow or a small uphill will trickle away its speed. The wheeled construction means the FIAT also cannot neutral steer, but it does have a small turning circle (tank-sized) and it can turn in this circle at 23 km/h.
When reversing, the FIAT 6614 has good acceleration as well; reaching -10 km/h after about 3 seconds and will get to -20 by the fourth second.
The FIAT 6614 has a 106 mm recoilless rifle that has a 13 second reload time. While it has an amazing HEAT grenade that penetrates 433 mm at 0 degrees from any range.
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- 106 mm HESH is enough to one-shot most enemy vehicles, aside from some heavy tanks
- 360-degree turret transverse
- Fast on road
- Small target, easy to hide
- Can swim
- Very thin armour, 12.7 mm can penetrate it frontally
- Bad off-road speed
- Cupola blocks turret elevation when traversing the turret
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